‘Golfgate’ Organisers Summonsed To Court Including Two Politicians

The Station House Hotel in Clifden Co. Galway, where the Oireachtas Golf Society event was held.

Gardaí have confirmed they’re seeking to prosecute four people in relation to the organisation of last year’s ”Golfgate” dinner in Co. Galway.

Two politicians are among the group that will be summonsed before the District Court facing allegations of organising the event.

The other two are understood to not be public figures. A total of 81 guests attended a dinner at the Station House Hotel following the golf event, leading to widespread public anger due to recently imposed restrictions on gatherings, which had been put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The prosecutions relate to the organisation of the event which saw a dinner attended by more than 80 people.

The maximum penalties for breaches of the laws around public gatherings during COVID are a €2,500 fine or up to six months in prison.